Clues That Your Cat Knows You’re Calling Them

Flicking or rotating ears towards a voice demonstrates recognition and interest at hearing their name.  

Ear Flicking 

Turning heads to look at the source of their name represents awareness of being singled out.

Makes Eye Contact 

Coming closer upon hearing their moniker called out signals familiarity with identifying label.  


Vocal responses like meows after naming confirms comprehension of association with label.

Meows Back  

Physically approaching person calling their individual name shows clear understanding of meaning.   

 Comes When Called

Jumping, purring or energetic tail wags from referencing name exhibits linkage pleasure.

Gets Super Excited

Not responding to other names called confirms selectivity linked solely to their specific moniker.

 They Ignore Other Names! 

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